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Christmas Gifts Celebrating Somerset

 25th Nov 2011

Dormouse couple Cath ShelswellSomerset Wildlife Trust is celebrating the countryside it has been working hard to protect for almost 50 years with its 2012 calendar of local landscapes.

Stunning photography showcases the county’s diverse beauty with seasonal images including Somerset’s iconic Cheddar Gorge, Exmoor, the Mendip Hills and the Somerset Levels.

People in Somerset can show their support for local wildlife and conservation of the countryside this Christmas by going to our Shop page, click here, where they can find more ways to support the Trust, including wildlife adoptions, gift membership and Christmas cards. If each of Somerset’s 238, 600 households purchased a wall calendar it could raise over £1 million for local conservation.

Chief Executive, Simon Nash, said: "Caring for Somerset’s glorious variety of habitats, such as wetlands and woodlands, is a fundamental part of the Trust’s work.

“We are delighted to be showcasing the county’s rich landscape in our new calendar which could not only support our 75 nature reserves, but also important work with young people, volunteers and campaigning.”

Wildlife adoptions include ancient trees, dormice, greater horseshoe bats and Somerset wildflower meadows. Christmas cards are available in two different sets of ten cards, a variety pack of birds and animals in wintery scenes and a single design of a goldfinch on a frosty pine cone.

Click here  to view the calendar month by month, see the  Christmas card designs and find out more about wildlife adoptions, or call the Trust on 01823 652432.

Photograph © Cath Shelswell